Joel Larsgaard

I love saving money. And drinking good beer. Eternal optimist. Founder of SaveOutsideTheBox.com, and producer for The Clark Howard Show.

The absolute best Black Friday laptop and tablet deals
The absolute best Black Friday laptop and tablet deals Deals & Savings November 24, 2016
Laptops are one of the absolute hottest items to purchase on Black Friday (the other most popular item is televisions).…
ACT NOW: T-Mobile offers two FREE lines this weekend only!
ACT NOW: T-Mobile offers two FREE lines this weekend only! Mobile & Electronics November 17, 2016
Screaming cell phone deal alert from T-Mobile! T-Mobile is definitely known for rocking the boat. Their CEO, John Legere, is an…
Where to get free day care on Election Day
Where to get free day care on Election Day Life November 5, 2016
The YMCA is offering free childcare to folks who want to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 8! So,…
Craziest things I’ve done to save money
Craziest things I’ve done to save money Money & Credit November 2, 2016
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to save money? Some people will take epic steps just to save a few bucks.…
Taxes on Netflix? A look at the new trend hitting streaming services
Taxes on Netflix? A look at the new trend hitting streaming services Mobile & Electronics August 12, 2016
Not to wade into the political waters and comment on the state of taxes in America, but it is astounding…
How to send photos and videos that aren’t a blurry mess
How to send photos and videos that aren’t a blurry mess Mobile & Electronics August 4, 2016
Have you recently gotten a video or photo texted to you that looked like an old-school Atari pixelated mess? All…
What you need to know about this year’s Amazon Prime Day on July 12
What you need to know about this year’s Amazon Prime Day on July 12 Deals & Savings June 30, 2016
Amazon has just announced its second annual “Prime Day” extravaganza. It’s seems as though this Black Friday-esque tradition might become…
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know!
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit June 20, 2016
The moment that tens of millions of Costco members have been waiting for is here. Your new Costco Visa credit…
Amazon doesn’t want to sell you certain items without a Prime membership
Amazon doesn’t want to sell you certain items without a Prime membership Shopping & Retail May 4, 2016
It’s no secret that Amazon wants you to sign up for their Prime membership. But a seemingly new feature is…
$5M lawsuit claims Starbucks iced coffee has too much ice
$5M lawsuit claims Starbucks iced coffee has too much ice Shopping & Retail May 3, 2016
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks claiming the coffee chain is under-pouring their iced coffee beverages due…
Why ‘farm to table’ may not be what it seems
Why ‘farm to table’ may not be what it seems Scams & Rip-Offs April 29, 2016
“Farm to table” has become the new attraction in restaurant fare. Eating local and supporting local with the chefs knowing…
Your office pool for March Madness is technically illegal
Your office pool for March Madness is technically illegal Jobs & Military March 18, 2016
No, there’s no maximum security prison in your immediate future. But that doesn’t mean that your office bracket tournament is…
Why the iPhone and other high-end smartphones are losing appeal quickly
Why the iPhone and other high-end smartphones are losing appeal quickly Mobile & Electronics March 17, 2016
Apple is just days away from announcing a new iPhone. And rumor has it that one of the new models…
5 online banks that totally rock
5 online banks that totally rock Home February 10, 2016
Are you looking to ditch your mega bank? Or maybe you haven’t even thought about that yet. Well, considering the…
9 items that will pay for your Costco membership
9 items that will pay for your Costco membership Shopping & Retail January 1, 2016
Do you have a Costco membership? If not…WHY!? At this point, the only two good excuses for not being a…
How to get a free haircut from a professional stylist
How to get a free haircut from a professional stylist Deals & Savings December 18, 2015
Everyone loves free. But free gets even better when the quality is just as good as something you would normally…
The secret to scoring $1 seats on Megabus
The secret to scoring $1 seats on Megabus Travel October 6, 2015
I love to travel. But I also love to do it spending as little money as possible. Megabus is one of…
Here’s how to get a free McDonald’s sandwich! And even more deals…
Here’s how to get a free McDonald’s sandwich! And even more deals… Deals & Savings September 25, 2015
Fast food giant McDonald's has launched a brand new app -- and the company is giving customers an incentive to…
One day only: Great deal on Amazon Prime membership
One day only: Great deal on Amazon Prime membership Deals & Savings September 23, 2015
Amazon Prime started off as a free, two-day shipping service from behemoth online retailer Amazon.com. It’s now much, much more…
How the Internet saved me $132 on my hot water heater
How the Internet saved me $132 on my hot water heater Homes & Real Estate August 10, 2015
My hot water heater went kaput this past weekend – or so I thought. The pilot light went out and…
Will a Hybrid Car Save You Money? There’s An Easy Way to Find Out
Will a Hybrid Car Save You Money? There’s An Easy Way to Find Out Cars May 29, 2015
Hybrid cars have been a favorite of high-mileage drivers for a while now. The touted gas savings and increased price…
Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever
Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever Deals & Savings April 30, 2015
LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full…
How to Give Effectively After the Devastating Nepal Earthquake
How to Give Effectively After the Devastating Nepal Earthquake Charity April 29, 2015
After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal this weekend many across America and the world are wondering how they can…
6 Ways To Buy Craft Beer Without Breaking the Bank
6 Ways To Buy Craft Beer Without Breaking the Bank Deals & Savings April 27, 2015
The craft beer world is on fire. Breweries are opening faster than Ricky Henderson could steal second base and consumption…
Incredible Lyft Promotion: Earn $1,000 for Signing Up
Incredible Lyft Promotion: Earn $1,000 for Signing Up Deals & Savings February 27, 2015
The ride-sharing industry is growing incredibly quickly. And the war for market share among the involved companies is great for…
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant Homes & Real Estate September 26, 2014
The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a…
Cell phone overage fees are going away
Cell phone overage fees are going away Mobile & Electronics April 16, 2014
The prevailing business model from the major cell phone companies has been to lure you into a bear trap and…
Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer?
Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer? Money & Credit April 14, 2014
Can you trust the accuracy of your hired tax professional?  Maybe not, according to new studies...So what's a tax payer…
8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring
8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring Deals & Savings April 14, 2014
Spring is the absolute best time of year. The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming. The gloominess of…
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad Business & Entrepreneurs October 15, 2013
I love entrepreneurial people. In fact, I wish I had more gumption. I really love the idea of leaving behind…